Contact Us

Chevelle Drummer Explains Origin of ‘Face to the Floor’

Courtesy of In De Goot Entertainment

Chevelle’s latest single, ‘Face to the Floor,’ has the Chicago guys spitting out hard rock in true Chevelle fashion: guitars reeling onward, choruses swelling and Pete Loefflers’ emotional, yearning vocals emoting over a sea of sturdy rhythms. Chevelle will be in concert this Thursday night at Click’s Live in Tyler for a sold out show!

Subject-wise, ‘Face to the Floor’ takes on a deeper meaning than many rock songs of today. Drummer Sam Loeffler says the song has to do with the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme and people’s frustrations with the American economy, in general, right now. “In talking to Pete [Loeffler, singer], he says, specifically, the song is about greed,” Sam told Loudwire. “It’s something we’re dealing with in our culture right now. Actually, that song is about Madoff, and he worte the lyrics when he was watching a documentary on the Madoff Ponzi scheme and how it worked and how many people he stole from and how long he stole.”

Sam says it was mind-boggling, in the worst way, what Madoff got away with and how long his reign lasted. “It was almost unimaginable how great a job he did and how much he got away with. He didn’t just spend the money; he built an empire,” he said. “It’s amazing we live in a country where something like that can happen without anyone noticing.”

While ‘Face to the Floor’ is sturdy atop the active rock chart, Chevelle are already thinking about the next single. Check out what Sam has to say about the possible new single, here, and read Loudwire’s exclusive interview with Sam next week!

Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Chevelle at Click’s Live in Tyler this Thursday night! The show is sold out, so the only place you’re gonna be able to get tickets is from 96X!

Best of Classic Rock 96.1

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for ROCK NATION quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive ROCK NATION contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.